The most common factor that is almost always involved in incidents such as murder, mass shootings, muggings, and suicides or deaths in general in the United States, is guns. The United States ' history is full of gun related incidents that greatly affected the American people. Some examples include the
Rarely is there discussion of the impact firearms have on our lives, health, and economy. Gun violence in America causes a heavy toll of death and disability and should be treated as a public health crisis instead of a political debate. The Scope of the Problem While mass shootings are sensational and receive most of the news headlines gun violence occurs daily and in a variety of ways. Firearm-related injury and death can be unintentional – a hunting accident or a curious toddler discovering an unsecured handgun, or intentional – assaults, homicides, or suicides. As illustrated in the chart below firearms cause far more injuries than fatalities.
Nearly 96 Americans die each day from a gun related death, 62 percent of these deaths are suicides (everytownresearch.org/gun-violence-by-the-numbers/.) Almost 7 children and teens are injured by guns every day, but most instances are due to carelessness or unintentional. Here’s where race plays a part. All lives matter in this world but before I bring race and gender into the statistics I would like to state that these statistics are in no way a game, its horrible how much crime and homicide is committed in the United States. That being said, in big cities like Chicago or D.C., gun control plays a huge effect on consumers of firearms, but in 2015 Chicago reached its record high of homicide crimes in the country.
It’s tragic to say that gun violence, such as mass shootings happen so often in today’s society. Compared to countries around the world, the United States has the highest mass shooting rate. In our country we tend to blame our mass shootings and homicides on guns, but without a human behind it guns are harmless. Instead of banning these firearms all together, which may only cause an uprising in illegally owning guns, why don’t we strengthen our gun control laws? By banning people the right to carry and own a gun, we are restricting them of their basic rights.
Gun control is a ways to control a misuse of gun and to prevent bad event from happening among civilians. “Gun control (or firearms regulation) is the set of laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms by civilians.’’(Wikipedia, gun control). There are few countries that have law about gun policy categorised as permissive with most countries have a restrictive firearm legislation , (www.gunpolicy.org) Gun violence in the USA is an example of huge international crisis that turn to higher number of deaths and injuries yearly (National Research Council, 2004). In 2013, record shows that 73,505 nonfatal firearm injuries and 33,636 deaths because of injury by firearms or a 10.6 deaths per 100,000 USA civilians. (The National Academies Press, 2013).
There are many crimes in the world being committed right now even if you don't know it. Without guns robberies and many other crimes would be committed even more frequently than in today's society. According to the “ABC4 .com“ it states, “Of the 2.5 million times citizens use their guns to defend themselves every year, the overwhelming majority merely brandish their gun or fire a warning shot to scare off their attackers. Less than 8 percent of the time, a citizen kills or wounds his/her attacker.” This text explains that many people who own guns actually use them for their purpose and not misuse the gun that they own. While this may be true many other people might say that guns increase crime instead of decrease crime as it states, in the website called “Think Process” it states, “In 2014, there were 6,165 gun murders where the type of gun used to commit the crime is known”.
Other weapons were used to kill 193 people in California, 136 people in Texas, and 99 people in New York (FBI: UCR, 2016). Guns are dangerous, but so is every weapon. Even if we outlawed every weapon in the United States, there would still be Murder. There was 89 murders in California, 82 murders in Texas, and 32 murders in New York, caused by a person using only their bare hands (FBI: UCR, 2016). We are willing to discuss banning guns for “killing people”.
Also, high capacity magazines should be reduced because they increase the number of murder and injury rates. According to an investigation, at least 50% of high capacity magazines are used in 62 mass shootings between 1982 and 2012 (procon 2). If there is a gun at home it could be easily be stolen, 1.4 million guns are stolen from US homes between 2005 and 2010 (“Right to Bear Arms” 2). Another way to prevent gun violence is to have background check and ban on assault weapons. 83% of all adults surveyed approve of background checks according to a Pew Research survey.
The citizens are possessing guns in U.S. and this is a huge risk for the government and the safety of society itself. According to [http://www.rulen.com/gunban/], 0.004% of the guns-possessions are used in the crime each year, and it is an enormous number. This included terrorist attacks, school shootings or just simple hatred murders. With guns, it seems that killing people becomes a lot easier to carry out. The recent Las Vegas Strip Shooting is the best example manifests this lack of gun control problem in U.S. On the night of October 1, 2017, the sound of the shooting appeared in a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.
Heedless Flames: Bullets, Truly Controllable? “Did you know that 34 people are killed with guns every day in America?” (Wing). control is a term referring to the various laws and policies that regulate everything related to the use of firearms by civilians. The topic is a major controversy in The United States due to constant activities recently linked with the topic. Guns should not be allowed to be used to anyone, this can lead to serious consequences as these may be badly used for assaulting places or shootings.
People suggest that gun violence is rising because of gang violence and copycat shooter. The government put effort on controlling gun violence but that not enough. Mass shooting has triple since 2011, making drive by shooting more frequent with copycat shooter.
Ready, Aim, Fire Through the past several years, the United States has experienced many different events changing the way people look at the world. Through this same time, it seems as if there has been an increase in the death toll to the lives of American citizens. From the bombing of the World Trade Center in 2001, to the Sandy Hook Shooting, the rate of mass killings in the U.S. looks to be at an all time high. President Obama and many other politicians believe that the answer to stopping all of these acts of terrorism is the further restriction of firearms in the country. The fact of the matter is, the further implication of restrictions to the right to keep and bear arms is not the key to stopping these mass murders.
One article online states that gun related violence accounts for about 30,000 to 40,000 deaths every year in America. More than half of these deaths occur due to self infliction (Keidan 48). This makes it obvious that there should be a certain amount of gun laws in place to stop people from hurting each other. However, people commonly have to use guns for self defense. One such example of this happened when four masked men went into a smoke shop.
They teach the public about the prevalence of gun violence in the US that results in the tens of thousands of gun homicides, genocides and suicides, and gun connected deaths each year. This cost taxpayers billions of tax dollars each year. The NGVAC shows why gun violence is a complete result of current gun laws. They are against the NRA, they have a tab which shows a NRA puppet of the week. They also have a counterintuitive gun laws tab.